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Lottery Process

By law, admission at our school is open to all students wishing to attend. If after adhering to the Public School Choice admissions requirements there are enrollment spaces available and the number of applicants exceeds enrollment capacity at the time of the application deadline, students will be admitted to the school through a public, random drawing, with priority given to students in the following order:

Students residing within LAUSD boundaries:

  • Siblings of currently enrolled students*
  • Children of current employees and developers** of eCALS, not to exceed 10% of the school’s population

Students residing outside of LAUSD boundaries:

  • Siblings of currently enrolled students*
  • Children of current employees and developers** of eCALS, not to exceed 10% of the school’s population
  • Students living in California

Verification of Preferences Indicated on Lottery Form

A verification of your priority will be done by the school staff and/or SchoolMint prior to finalizing your child’s enrollment. If your child was offered enrollment via a priority area and our school determines that your child does not actually qualify for that priority, your child will be placed at the bottom of the waiting list. Your child may still be admitted off the waitlist, as qualifying for a priority is not a condition for admission.

Continuous Enrollment through 12th Grade

Once a student is enrolled, they remain enrolled through 12th grade unless a parent/guardian releases their seat. You do not have to complete a new lottery form every year.

Lottery Application Availability & Lottery Drawing

Our online application is available online starting on Monday, December 11, 2017. The window for the lottery closes on February 16, 2018 and the lottery drawing will be held on February 22, 2018. Notifications regarding offers will be sent following the lottery and parents will have 72 hours to accept the offer through SchoolMint. Applications may still be submitted after February 16th. However, those applications will not be entered into the lottery and students will be admitted (or added to the waitlist, depending on seat availability) on a first come, first served business.

How the Waitlist Works

All families of students who are not offered admission for the upcoming school year at a PUC school will remain on the waiting list until (1) it is cleared at the end of the academic year for which it was drawn or (2) the parent cancels the student’s application prior to that time.

When a student is enrolled in a PUC school (once an enrollment packet has been submitted), the name of that student shall be removed from the waiting list of any other PUC school on which he/she is listed. All students may apply to attend other PUC schools during the annual application period preceding the lottery.

Offers from the Waiting List

If a space should become available, families will be contacted in the order of the waiting list.

  • If this offer is extended prior to school beginning, families will have 72 hours to respond whether the offer is being accepted or declined.
  • If this offer is extended once school has started, families will have 48 hours to respond whether the offer is being accepted or declined.

* The currently enrolled sibling student must also be enrolled in the 2018-2019 school year.

** A “developer” is an individual who has engaged in activities that have supported the opening of the school. This may be a parent who has a child who will enter the school in the founding year, in later years, or becomes a parent of a school aged child. They will have priority for enrollment in the school any subsequent year after the school has opened.

PUC eCALS does not charge tuition and does not discriminate against any pupil on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, gender, religion or disability.